Tag: personality

Struggling to keep friends

Published: March 29, 2017 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

A woman asks why it’s so hard for her to keep friends.

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In the Media – On Friendship and Personality (ATTN:)

Published: January 7, 2017 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – On Friendship and Personality (ATTN:)

Writer Laura Donovan explores the relationship between friendship and personality in an article she recently wrote for the website ATTN:

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Reader Wisdom: What a boy with Asperger’s taught me about friendship and being different

Published: December 17, 2013 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A retired paraeducator shares the lessons she learned from a boy with Asperger’s about friendship and being different.

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My nine-year-old son prefers to play with girls

Published: September 29, 2013 | Last Updated: September 29, 2013 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

When kids limit their friendships, it may be a mix of personality and anxiety.

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Should I keep my friend at a distance or just let go?

Published: July 5, 2013 | Last Updated: July 5, 2013 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

When someone begins to consistently grate on you, keeping the friend at at a distance may not be enough.

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Guest Post: Friendships between introverts and extroverts

Published: July 18, 2012 | Last Updated: July 13, 2023 By | 51 Replies Continue Reading

Like most friendships, those between introverts and extroverts require communication and compromise.  My friend and colleague, Sophia Dembling, is a widely published author who pens a popular blog on Psychology Today called The Introvert’s Corner (which I highly recommend). Based in Texas, Sophia is the author of a forthcoming book called, The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life […]

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My Friend Doesn’t Trust Me: What Can I Do?

Published: June 18, 2012 | Last Updated: September 6, 2021 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It can be frustrating when a friend doesn’t trust you but the ability to trust may be deeply ingrained in personality.

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Two friends who need each other—but don’t like each other

Published: March 13, 2012 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A needy, symbiotic relationship usually comes to an end when one person changes.   QUESTION   Hi Irene, I have been friends with Jade for eight years and now I’m starting to question the nature of our relationship. The thing is I’ve never really liked her, and I know that she doesn’t really care for […]

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Friendship: The Whole Truth, Nothing but the Truth—Not Always

Published: January 28, 2012 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Sometimes it may be kinder and easier to drift apart   QUESTION Hi Irene, I’ve been reading your blog after googling to find out if anyone else had experienced similar issues to me. After recently spending some time away with a close friend, I realize I don’t like many aspects of her personality.   She […]

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My friend is like an FBI interrogator…asking so many questions

Published: June 29, 2011 | Last Updated: March 2, 2017 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

Some people ask so many questions that they make us feel violated. QUESTION Hi, I have a friend who constantly asks where I’m going, what I’m doing, and who I’m with, etc. She is a great friend otherwise, but I feel like I’m being interrogated! If I say I’m busy or don’t want to go […]

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